Summary

Boopy

reviewed by Zsa Zsa

15/10/2017

The Good:

It's interactive. Has direct response to your actions on the canvas, resulting in a graphic gif. Has a clear layout.

The Bad:

You can't choose what colors you use.

The Bottomline:

This program is useful for a quick and fun gif. However it is not that suitable to design something of of your own as it makes a lot of (visual) decisions for you.

Overall Rating:

3

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

https://boopy.club/

The tool is made by

giphy and Andrew Benson

You can find the official doccumentation on:

https://giphy.com/boopygifs

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

https://github.com/jnordberg/gif.js

I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? animation
  • this tool functions : online
  • this tool is available for : Linux, Windows, Mac OS
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    Boopy is really straight forward. I started intuitively and it made sense straight away. The interface is designed clearly. You recognize the symbols with which you can paint, nothing complicated about it.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : -
  • clear : -
  • quick and easy to understand : -

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    "Boopy Club!!!Online art webtoy from giphy and Andrew Benson lets you create looping collages of strokes and webcam video capture" -Marcelo Baldwin

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    It might be interesting to try and translate a still image into a gif. Or give everyone the same instructions for drawing and seeing the different outcomes. As it is a very intuitive tool.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    [For instance – you don’t have to pay for it, but it’s keeping track of your surf behaviour, and pushing advertising towards you, is it then free

    Please add any additional comments below:

    n/a

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Zsa Zsa, 15/10/2017

  • Interface

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    Testing the tool

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